Archives for June 2022

ASE Headquarters Closed – July 4 and 5

ASE Headquarters will be closed Monday, July 4 and Tuesday, July 5. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, July 6.

June ECHO Magazine Now Online

The 2022 June ECHO Magazine is now available online! This issue contains the Final President’s Message from ASE 2021-2022 Board of Directors President Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE; an interview with 2022 Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient Gregory Ensing, MD, FASE, conducted by Jennifer Hake, RDCS(PE/AE), RDMS(FE), FASE, with contributions from other PCHD Member at Large members; information on the upcoming launch of ASE’s EchoGuide™ app contributed by Mahesh Chandrasekhar, MD, and R. Brandon Stacey, MD, FASE; and details on ASE’s newest Council (effective July 1, 2022), the Council on Critical Care Echocardiography.

Be sure to check out these other articles written by ASE members:

ECHO magazine is an online publication released monthly and provides ASE members with the opportunity to write and share articles with fellow members and peers. You can also read articles each month from the ASE President, ASE Councils, and Specialty Interest Groups. The article submission deadline for the September 2022 issue is July 15, 2022. Learn more and view past issues at

In Case You Missed It: More ASE 2022 Highlights including the ASE 2022 Feigenbaum Lecture

ASE 2022 wrapped up over two weeks ago, but we are still thinking of the great education and networking that occurred in Seattle, WA.

Weren’t able to attend in person? Here are a few highlights you might have missed:

Alan Pearlman, MD, FASE, on behalf of Harvey Feigenbaum, MD, FASE, delivered the 23rd Annual Feigenbaum Lecture titled “History of Echocardiography: A Personal Perspective.” Watch here. Dr. Pearlman gave tribute to Dr. Feigenbaum’s vast influence on echocardiography. During Dr. Feigenbaum’s career, he has received awards from numerous professional organizations. He is a Past President of ASE and the founding editor of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. He has trained and mentored numerous echocardiographers and cardiac sonographers during his career, written textbooks with multiple editions, and conducted research that has contributed to advancement and innovation in the field.

Jennifer Acevedo, ACS, RDCS, FASE, Aarti Bhat, MD, FASE, and John Kovalchin, MD, FASE, took home the coveted Pediatric Echo Jeopardy title.

ASE hosted a Hackathon with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society (IEEE UFFC-S) on June 14, 2022. This innovative event brought together engineering experts and healthcare professionals to work together toward developing new ways of advancing ultrasound technology to support continuous monitoring of patients in critical care. The winner was Team MUSIC (mini ultrasound in critical care), Tiffany Chen, MD, FASE, Yashwanth Nanda Kumar, and Jesse Tong-Pin Yen, PhD.

Calling All Future Leaders: ASE Leadership Academy Application Open

Are you interested in becoming a future leader in ASE or know someone who might be interested? Now is the time to apply for a position in the 2022-2024 class of the ASE Leadership Academy.

This program provides a unique opportunity for ASE members to increase their knowledge and develop a skill set that will help them in their careers and personal life. During this 20-month program, participants will be matched with a senior adviser, acquire a personalized evaluation of their leadership aptitude, and receive high-quality, online tutorials on leadership topics valued at over $7,500.

Applications and recommendation letters are being accepted through August 1, 2022. Questions? Email

23rd Annual ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course: Virtual Experience – Don’t Miss the Upcoming Live Q&A on July 9

Registration for the virtual 2022 ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course is still open. Gain the knowledge you need to pass the upcoming ASCeXAM and ReASCE exams.

Online access to pre-recorded presentations of the entire course, including physics, are now available. Registration includes the PDF slides to view in your home or lab on-demand. Registrants will have unlimited on-demand access to the content through August 7, 2022.

This virtual CME review course will also include a live component. The expert faculty, led by Vera Rigolin, MD, FASE, and Muhamed Saric, MD, PhD, FASE, will host two, 2-hour Q&A sessions on Saturday, July 9, 2022, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET and 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET.

Even if you are not taking the exam this year, this course offers comprehensive cardiovascular ultrasound education that includes 28.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Registration will close July 31, 2022, but the earlier you register, the earlier you will have access to the content. Download the programregister, and learn more at

ECHO VOL 11 | Issue 6

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June – A Great Month to Show Off CASE!

The latest issue of CASE, ASE’s open access case reports journal, is available with more educational pearls to share with students, trainees, and colleagues. One of these is a CASE series from Harnett et al, Echocardiographic Evaluation of the Etiology and Mechanism of Native Aortic Valve Regurgitation, which provides readers with an extremely insightful and illustrative CASE series to better understand the mechanism of AR which helps inform the surgical approach. CASE Editor-in-Chief Vincent Sorrell, MD, FASE, FACP ASIM, FACC, FCMR, noted, “Inspired from Carpentier’s classification of mitral regurgitation, these authors provide a schematic overview of the aortic annulus, aortic valve, and sinuses of Valsalva. They proceed to include 2D TTE, TEE, color Doppler, and correlative diagrams that carefully illustrate the various etiologies of AR. By doing so, the readers are provided with a standardized approach to universal terminology that will serve to improve communication. This is an example of another educational CASE report that should be disseminated to all echo readers and kept in a folder in your lab.”

Additionally, this issue includes Doppler Dilemmas with reports on a rare double-orifice tricuspid valve and mycotic aneurysm, as well as four Congenital Heart Disease reports with patients ranging from a six-day-old infant to an 83-year-old woman. A new subsection titled Atypical Presentations of Heart Disease features two “medical masquerades” to intrigue readers, and the issue is rounded out with a Letter to the Editor and Author Response about optimizing 3D echo for imaging the tricuspid valve.

Finally, we are excited to announce the 2021 CASE of the Year, Mysterious Infantile Cyanosis: An Imaging Case Series, which was presented by Sudeep Sunthankar, MD, on behalf of his co-authors during the ShowCASE session at ASE 2022 in Seattle. Check out the CASE homepage to read about this article and the other four finalists who represented the top CASEs published in 2021, as chosen by the CASE Editorial Team. The ShowCASE session also featured the MACH-1 Rapid-Fire portion, where eight sonographers presented their cases on one slide each in under 90 seconds. All presenters did a remarkable job, educating with energy and setting a high standard for future ShowCASE events. Submit YOUR CASE report today, and maybe you’ll be chosen to present at ASE 2023!

Echocardiography Formula Review Guide Part 3: Now Available

The Echocardiography Formula Review Guide Part 3: Cardiac Strain, Stress, 3D, Ultrasound Enhancing Agents (UEA), and Pericardial Disease is a unique 6″ x 8″ spiral-bound formula pocket guide. This is a must have for all practicing echocardiographers, cardiology fellows, and sonographers. If you are looking to become more quantitative in your reports or studying for boards, this formula handbook will be useful on a daily basis.

To order, first log in to your ASE member portal to ensure your member discount. Visit the ASE Learning Hub in your portal, and learn more about the product here. Purchase yours today for only $40 USD.

Don’t miss the companion products: Echocardiography Formula Review Guide: Native Valves and Intracardiac Pressures and Echocardiography Formula Review Guide Part 2: Ultrasound Physics, Valve Prosthesis, Hemodynamics, Diastology, and Congenital Defects. Consider bundling the three products to save!

ASE 2023 Session Proposals Due June 30

ASE is seeking session proposals for our 34th Annual Scientific Sessions to be held June 23-26, 2023, in National Harbor, Maryland. Help us provide cutting-edge content for our attendees.

Sessions should:

  • Highlight innovation and advances in Cardiovascular Ultrasound in clinical, educational, and research applications 
  • Achieve faculty diversity (including demographics of sex, ethnicity, institution, career stage, country, etc.)
  • Promote current and new ASE guidelines to advance quality in Cardiovascular Ultrasound to enhance clinical decision-making
  • Facilitate the acquisition of practical knowledge, skills, and experience by attendees
  • Provide balanced content for physicians, sonographers, cardiovascular care team members, and emerging/early-career faculty
  • Address perceived skills and knowledge gaps across all levels of expertise
  • Include a variety of presentation and learning formats to enhance educational engagement and address different learning styles

Deadline for all submissions: June 30, 2022

Notification of selected sessions: October 31, 2022

Echocardiography Plays an Important Role in Monitoring Abnormal Cardiac Findings in Children Previously Diagnosed with COVID-19

Cardiac-related COVID-19 research is one of the prominent topics that will be highlighted at the American Society of Echocardiography’s (ASE) 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions, June 10-13, 2022, in Seattle, Wash.

Findings from a study titled Long Term Assessment of Global Longitudinal Left Ventricular Strain in Patients with Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, offer an encouraging outlook for pediatric patients experiencing a significant aftereffect of COVID-19—multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). Read more here.